As well as some early morning trips in search of Sandhill Cranes, I also managed a very quick lunchtime trip on the Katy Prairie last week.
Midday is hardly the best time for birds but there were a few around. This Eastern Meadowlark was nice enough to pose for a couple of photos.
So, too, was this Eurasian Collared Dove, although I wished it had chosen a more photogenic perch.
A Loggerhead Shrike struck a watchful pose for me.
This Crested Caracara stayed just long enough for me to grab a quick shot.
A large flock of Cedar Waxwings was in trees on Sharp Road.
Most of the birds were just hanging out.
However, a few were busy eating breakfast.
So while my brief trip didn't turn up anything special, I did get to see some beautiful birds.
A Weekend Away
So far this year what little birding I have done has been restricted to Harris County but now it's time to go (a little) further afield. On Saturday we're heading out for a weekend trip to Anahuac, High Island, Bolivar and Galveston. With any luck, I'll get in several hours of birding and will see a good range of species. I may even get to see the now-famous Burrowing Owl at Anahuac NWR!